Home Columns My Shot

My Shot

My Shots are essentially our version of an Op-ed. These opinion pieces are either submitted to the paper, then vetted and edited by the opinion editor, or solicited based on our desires for hitting certain topics. My Shots are Moonshine Ink opinion pieces that must take a stance on an issue — typically starting with a problem, establishing an argument for your stance, then answering with a call to action.

Word limit for a traditional My Shot is 600 words, and as of 2021 we are accepting longer (1,000 word count limit) submissions on a case-by-case basis. Email editors@moonshineink.com to submit yours!

Support the Air Show & Family Festival

The author of this My Shot has been a leader in Tahoe/Truckee’s aviation space for three decades, and here he makes the case for bringing back the Air Show & Family Festival, and how you can help.

Poisonous Produce or Profound Propaganda?

By Andrew Meblin Fake news. We worry about it now, and maybe it seems worse in this hyper-news age, but there’s nothing new about “fake news.” Attempts at objective journalism only began in the 1950s,...

Hypocrisy of Workforce Housing

One local developer’s take on the hypocrisy of incentive and fee structures for workforce housing.

Well, Hello December! … And See Ya Later, 2020

A sarcastic ode to 2020 and discarded campaign signs

Squaw Valley: Water, Water Everywhere?


Sierra Watch's Executive Director Tom Mooers questions the Water Supply Assessment for the proposed Squaw Valley development.

Protect Air Quality in Truckee


Is it time for the Teichert asphalt plant to move out of Truckee?

Stop the Glenshire Cell Tower


Glenshire resident speaks out about a 92-foot cell tower headed for her neighborhood.

What Should Taxpayers Expect for Road Maintenance?


The Town is neglecting one of our local roads, which is affecting the safety of Truckee residents, the transmission of utilities to many Donner Lake homes, and revenue from tourists staying in rentals around the lake.

The Incline Village General Improvement District Keeps Citizens in the Dark


Collusion between board trustees and staff at Incline’s governing agency is leading to broken laws, policies, practices, and accounting rules.

Ethics, Integrity, and Accountability Needed on Hospital Story


A community member writes about a local, timely topic.